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New Libyan leader vows human rights commitment

Libya's new prime minister has pledged that human rights would be set as its priority, as the United Nations warned against the proliferation of arms.

Libya leaders mop up after deadly clashes in Tripoli

Libya's new leadership has pressed a campaign to clear the capital of armed Muammar Gaddafi loyalists after fierce gun battles.

South Sudan’s Kiir in Khartoum for key talks

Salva Kiir has lead the first top-level delegation to Khartoum since South Sudan's secession, with key issues like oil and borders on the agenda.

Returned Darfur leader admits working to topple regime

A top Darfuri rebel leader says he's working with other armed groups to topple the Sudanese regime.

Rebels lay down arms, offer to join South Sudan army

A South Sudan rebel group has agreed to an unconditional ceasefire and is committed to talks on merging its troops with the fledgling country's army.

UN: Sudan steps up air strikes in border state

Khartoum stepped up air strikes in South Kordofan state on the south Sudan border on Tuesday, causing "huge suffering" to civilians, the UN says.

Sudan mounts air strikes ‘to control oilfields’

Sudan's army has launched repeated air strikes on the southern army in Unity state in a bid to seize oilfields weeks before the south's independence.

Scores killed in South Sudan clashes

Clashes between South Sudanese troops and two separate rebel militias have left at least 92 people dead, the army's spokesperson said on Monday.

Observer mission: Sudan split ‘virtually certain’

An observer mission said on Monday that the secession of South Sudan was "virtually certain" as polling stations wrapped up their counts.

Mubarak’s party poised for sweeping poll triumph

Egypt on Tuesday awaited the results of a parliamentary election that are set to deliver sweeping gains for President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party.

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